5 Best Ladies of the Week

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#1. Svetlana Biryukova (RUS)

Performance: 6.98m in Long Jump

IAAF Score: 1199 points

Venue: Moscow, January 12

At the Christmas Cup in Moscow, Biryukova defeated Russia's long jump superstar, Darya Klishina, with a brilliant leap of 6.98 meters. Biryukova not only set a new personal best but put herself in the #1 spot of the 2014  world's indoor list. The 23 year old for sure will be a gold medal contender at the Sopot World Indoor Championships in March.

#2. Alessia Trost (Italy)

Performance: 1.96m High Jump (During Pentathlon)

IAAF Score: 1161 Points

Venue: Padova (ITA), Staurday, January 11

The 2012 world Junior champion and Moscow World Championships finalist in high jump, Alessia Trost, set the world leading mark in the vertical jump of 1.96m. More impressive is that she made this mark while doing pentathlon in which the Italian youngster collected 4035points (9.16 1.96 10.76 5.85 2:38.45).

Last year the 20 year old Italian surprised everyone when she cleared 2.00m in Trinec indoor High Jump Gala.

#3. Michelle Lee Ahyee (TRI)

Performance: 7.22 sec in 60m dash

IAAF Score: 1151

Venue: Houston, Texa, January 11

The native of the small Caribbean island,Trinidad & Tobago, put her name on the world's top list after shaving 0.11 sec from her previous personal best in the 60m at the Houston Indoor Opener.

The 21 year old last year set a PR of 11.06 in the 100m and if she continues as good as she started this season on Saturday, she might as well join the sub 11 second 100m club any time soon.





#4. Regina Williams

Performance: 23.37sec in 200m 

IAAF Score: 1146 points

Venue: Fayeteville, Arkansas, January 10

Running on the worlds one of the fastest Indoor tracks in Fayeteville, Arkansas, the 18 year old American finished her first indoor meet of the season with a massive PR and #1 in the world.

 #5. Yelena Korobkina (RUS)

Performance: 8:55.90 in 3000m

IAAF Score: 1142

Venue: Novocheboksark (RUS), January 11

On saturday the 23-year old Russian faced a very talented group of the Russian distance runners but managed to prevail with a currently world leading time of 8:55.90. 

Little was known about Korobkina until last year when she took the silver medal in the 1500m at the World University Games in Kazan.  Korobkina also won the same event at the Russian World Championship trials and set a PR of 4:05 at the World's 1500m Championship Final in Moscow.

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